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#21 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

November 16. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Mit seinem Latein am Ende sein (With one’s Latin at the end to be) Yes, das Latein refers to the Latin language. You know, the one that the old Romans spoke, like Cesar. Back in the days Latin was the language…

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#20 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

November 10. 2017. 2 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Das ist doch Käse (That is cheese) der Käse is the cheese. And if you see cheese on the table you can actually say: Das ist Käse. (That’s cheese.) But we use this expression also in a totally different context. Back…

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#19 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

November 3. 2017. 2 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Mir platzt der Kragen (To me bursts the collar ) der Kragen is the collar of a shirt. And if it’s too tight on your neck, it can platzen (burst) Since this is happening to you, we say in German mir (to…

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#18 This one simple sentence will make your colleagues laugh

October 13. 2017. 0 Comments

Let’s have some fun with this weird German language! In this series of posts, I’ll show you how to make your German speaking colleagues laugh with one simple sentence. Die Daumen drücken (the thumbs press) This expression actually is very close to a similar expression in English. Whenever you wish someone good luck, in German we press the thumbs, die Daumen drücken, and in English you cross the fingers. Ich…

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